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How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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Annual Environmental Report (AER)

If you are an EPA licensed activity, your Annual Environmental Report (AER) is typically due to be submitted at the end of March of each year.  The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities.  The content of the AER should give a concise summary of the environmental performance of the...

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Annual Environmental Report Season has arrived

Your Annual Environmental Report (AER) is typically due to be submitted at the end of either January, February or March of each year.  The due date will be dictated by the activity or facility to be reported and will be presented in the licence or permit issued The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement...

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IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports

IPC/IED holders must submit an Annual Environmental Report (AER) to the EPA by March 31st each year.  This is a report of the environmental performance of the activity for the previous year. The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities. The content of the AER should give a concise summary...

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Discharge Licence: Do You need one

Discharge Licence: Do You need one

A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...

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Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...

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EPA Licence: How to avoid “death by a thousand cuts”

EPA Licence:  How to avoid “death by a thousand cuts”

An EPA Licence include those issued in respect of Integrated Pollution Control (IPC), Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) or Waste facilities. When your licence is managed correctly it becomes just another part of your business.  When you are not in control the process becomes “death by a thousand cuts”. All EPA licences are issued with a variety of...

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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

A waste collection permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit (WCP) is valid for 5 years from the grant date. In accordance with Section 24(1) of the...

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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted.  The WCP is issued...

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Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!

Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!

An EPA licence is issued with a variety of conditions which detail the extent to key issues to be addressed, including: Site Infrastructure Environmental emissions control and abatement measures Inspection, monitoring, and reporting requirements Data Management and Communications Plans There is a significant body of work required to address the conditions presented in IPC, IED or Waste...

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